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have a great wednesday. good morning, america. a royal celebration from buckingham palace and around the world, as prince william and his fiancee, kate middleton, make their official debut. this morning, brand-new details on the engagement, as a summer wedding is being planned. from the engagement ring to the proposal that won her heart. kate tells all. >> excited. >> william, on when he knew. >> when i first met kate, i knew there was something very special about her. >> and their emotional tribute to princess diana.
also this morning, what happened to one of hollywood's most famous publicist to the stars, gunned down in beverly hills? and the dance floor box show. bandy voted off "dancing with the stars." bristol palin heading to the finals. brandy and maks join us for the ballroom shocker. hello, everyone. the news broke just before we came on the air yesterday morning. and there's lots, new details on the royal engagement today. now, it looks like the location will be westminster abbey. that's where so many british monarchs have been married. and a date has been picked. friday, july 8th. bookies in london have stopped taking any dates in july, because they're certain it will be that month. >> and there's beautiful pictures we'll be showing over the next month. look at this one. this is princess diana in 1983, with her baby boy.
his first official photo. and there on her finger, yep. you can see it. that ring, back when charles and diana became engaged. that ring cost about $60,000. today, to make the same ring, $500,000. >> and that one is priceless right now. minutes after the world first saw that ring on kate middleton's hands, phones started ringing off the hook at jewelers around the world, asking for replicas. >> there you go. >> this ole thing? yeah. the folks at natural sapphire company. >> is that a $500,000 ring? >> $2,000. you got nervous for a moment. but i cannot get it off. and i'm not kidding. >> oh, well. >> we'll see. with the newly-engaged couple's first interview. a candid and funny conversation. bianna golodryga joins us live from buckingham palace. good morning, bianna. >> good morning, robin. abc news can report that immediately following that
interview, prince william and kate middleton had a quiet night together, home alone. today, it's back to work. starting to plan a wedding. if you believe some british newspapers, some 3 billion people across the globe will tune in for. from the moment william's engagement to kate middleton was announced via tweet, the spotlight on the happy couple has been almost blinding. >> a secret meeting. >> reporter: in their first press conference as fiancees, the couple shared their obvious joy with the world. all eyes weren't just on them. >> as you may recognize, now, my mother's engagement ring. so, of course, it's very special to me. it's my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on the
day. >> reporter: after eight years of friendship and dating, the couple sealed the deal in kenya last month. >> we're like little ducks. very calm on the surface. but little feet going on under water. it's really exciting. we've been talking about it for a long time. for us, it's a real relief. and it's nice to tell everybody. >> reporter: in their first-ever sitdown interview together, the future king and queen of england, shared some surprisingly candid details. >> i turned bright red. and i was shy about meeting you. it did take us a bit of time to get to know each other. and we did become very close friends from quite early on. >> it's easy to be with each other. it's fun. and i'm funny. and she loves that. it's good. >> you say for yourself. >> reporter: one thing they didn't quite see eye-to-eye on, their famous breakup. >> it was sort of a space. and -- >> at the time, i wasn't very happy about it. but actually, it made me a
stronger person. you find out things about yourself that maybe hadn't realized. or i think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you're younger. and i really valued that time. i didn't think it at the time. >> reporter: they even revealed an almost surreal scene. a prince making a romantic dinner for two. >> when i was trying to impress kate, i was trying to make amazing, fancy dinners. all that would happen, is something would catch on fire. and she would be in the background, trying to help, basically taking control of the situation. >> reporter: kate's soon to be monarch-in-laws are eager to welcome her to the family. and prince charles, understated but joyed. >> it's long enough. >> i am excited. he is very, very welcoming. and very friendly. >> reporter: but she does regret missing the chance of knowing princess diana. >> i would love to know her. and she is an inspirational
woman to look up to. >> reporter: with the engagement now official and the wedding on-track, speculation is soaring. when will prince william and kate produce an heir? >> i think we'll take it one step at a time. we'll get over the marriage first. and then, look at the kids. obviously, we want a family. she's excited. and we're looking forward to spending our lives together. >> reporter: reminding the world of just how close the royal brothers are, prince harry was the first to say congratulations to william. as for the sister, the 18-carat sapphire ring didn't need to be sized. >> thanks, bianna. joining us now, the british journalist who got the first and only interview with the newly-minted royal couple. tom bradley from itn. tom, this is the get of the year. how did you land it? >> good question. i guess i've known them a pretty
long time. i've kind of politics now. i was royal correspondent a million years ago. i got to know william pretty well at that time. and remained friends with him, and more recently kate since. it was one of those things. they want to do an interview. but kate was very nervous. and they weren't sure whether to do it. i guess the fact it was with me, hopefully, sort of got them comfortable and relaxed enough to actually be prepared to go through with it. that was the idea. pretty terrifying to do. it's going to be watched by millions of people. but one that might be watched in 20 years. we'll look at, god, remember that terrible interview, how stiff they were. >> i was going to ask you about that. whether you were nervous. you were right, the tension in the room, as we watched over here in the states, was pretty palpab palpable, right up until the end, when there was a remarkably human moment at the end. i want to show everyone. >> well done. >> and breathe.
>> all the tension seemed to go out of the room at that moment. >> i've spent half an hour up there, just chatting the three of us, before we came down. and we weren't talking really seriously about the interview. we talked about that. but there was a lot of laughing and joking and relaxing. of course, when you go into an interview, the stakes are relatively high. the last thing someone wanted was the moment that his mother and father had. you remember that famous comment, whatever love is. that really haunted them. by the end of the day, your happy day. and i was trying to avoid mucking it up. >> you did the right thing, not turning it into a rottweiler. you mentioned the moment between prince charles and lady diana about their first interview. i want to remind our viewers about it and show them that, as well. >> of course. >> whatever love means. >> did you not ask the question because the answer is obvious? >> yes. i think that's basically true.
i mean, you can say lots of things about william and kate. they've known each other a long time. they're very much in love. i think everyone can see that. i didn't want to go down in history about being the reporter that asked an unbelievably stupid question, which i think it would have been. there was no need for it. i wanted it to be more subtle than that. >> i was struck by a candid moment in the interview. when william was talking about one of the reasons he waited so long, is he wanted kate to get a chance to feel what life was like in the fish bowl and to back out if she wanted to. was he testing her over this long period of time? >> i think he was a bit. william is a very, very thoughtful, sober, serious guy. and in many ways, he's emotionally, still, i think wounded by a lot that's happened in the past. he's determined to live his life exactly the way he wants to live it. you know, i don't make predictions. but i would put a great deal of money they will never get divorced. even if they are unhappy, they won't get divorced.
like their grandparents, they are sticking this through thick and thin. there was an interesting line. the past is the past. and i want to learn the lessons from it. the future will be different. >> i completely agree. clearly, he does want to learn those lessons. finally, you talk about how you've known kate and william for a fair amount of time. for an american audience, what would they be most surprised to learn about kate? >> i think how nice she is. i don't know what your view of the royal family is. just, wow. they're just nice. they're ordinary. they're very charming. i would use words -- what would i use to describe kate? i would say she's very kind. she's very loyal. i would say, she's not very showy. she's actually not like diana. i think the comparison is pretty unhelpful there. and i think people will find her a straightforward, down-to-earth, nice, girl. >> they seemed like a nice couple yesterday. congratulations on a terrific interview. >> thank you. thank you, george.
>> seems like a nice guy, too. >> i know. it was so relaxing watching them talk like that. and prince william, you saw his attention to some degree. not so with her parents. michael and carol middleton run a mail-order business in a converted farm close to their home in buckleberry parish. you know who else is there today? lama hasan. she is there and has more for us. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, to you, robin. i'm standing right outside kate middleton's family home. this is where she grew up. and down the road is where the british prime minister comes from. this is a small and sleepy village. about 2,000 people live here. but today, it is buzzing. everyone is talking about one thing. the royals' engagement. the future queen has put this tiny village on the map. and everyone here is over the moon for the local. what do you make of the announcement? >> absolute magic. it's been a long time in the
waiting. in the coming. good luck to them. >> reporter: her parents, of course. >> as you know, catherine and prince william have been going out together for quite a number of years, which is great for us. we got to know william really well. we all think he's wonderful. and we're extremely fond of him. >> reporter: kate has grown up in a close-knit family, with her parents, brother and sister. >> she has a very, very close family. and i get on really well with them. i'm lucky they've been so supportive. mike and carol have been, you know, really sort of loving and caring and really fun. and i've been really welcoming towards me. i felt like a real part of the family. >> reporter: meeting the royal family on several occasions. here, at prince william's sandhurst graduation. and here, as they learned to shoot at the queen's scottish estate. living in this modest five-bedroom house on the british countryside. it's a far cry from the surroundings kate will become accustomed to.
>> some are speculating that the middletons will join the royal family. that will not be the case. kate is joining the royal family. they're perfectly civil to the in-laws. but they don't treat them as royals. >> reporter: they may not be blue-blooded. but her parents run an online supply company. selling games and toys for kids' parties. a company that has made millions of dollars. and everyone we've spoken with has described the middletons as low-key and ordinary family. one that is very well-respected in the community here. >> all right, lama. thank you so much for that report. from girl next door to palace princess, kate middleton has had time to get accustomed to life in the public eye. but things are about to change in a big way for the woman that would-be queen. for more, we're joined on experts on the royal couple. katie nicholl joins us live from london.
you've been reporting a lot on this. what's the latest you're hearing about the wedding? when? where? all the good stuff. >> reporter: you will remember not so long ago, i said it would be a 2011 wedding. and sure enough, it is. it's a poignant year as we remember diana. there's a lot of speculation that it is going to be a summer wedding. but the palace put out an announcement that it could be a spring wedding. and royal engagements are short. i wouldn't rule out to see something as early as march or april. and june is the month that's being banded around because that's when prince william turns 29. and you remember, he said he would get married when he was 28, maybe 30. 29, that birthday date could be significant. but don't rule out an early wedding than the summer. >> i like how you read the tea lives like that. it could be possibly earlier than the summer. you were there at the press conference yesterday. and just want to get your impressions. >> yes. >> i know you had a moment to chat with the couple briefly after the press conference. >> well, it was wonderful because, as you know, i've
written this book, largely based on my experience, with nightclubs and polo matches. it was wonderful to see them in the palace. this was so significant for us over in britain. up until now, we had never heard kate middleton speak, let alone give a press conference. it was fascinating to watch them. their body chemistry was very warm. kate admitted she had butterflies. she was obviously very nervous. but william steered her around. and in that interview, he's going to be a great teacher. he's going to give her the support that she needs. >> we could see her exhale when she did the one-on-one interview with tom. kind of like, it's finally over with. >> relief. and they had relief on their faces, both of them, yesterday. that was huge. that is out now. they kept it secret, you know, for a long time. it must have been a great pressure they were under. >> they did brilliantly. tell us leading up to the engagement, katie, the family members that were notified ahead of time. >> that's interesting. actually, no one knew about this engagement announcement except for william, kate and kate's
father, michael. even her mother wasn't aware of it. the prince of wales was only informed a couple of hours before william went public with this announcement. it gave the prince of wales time to make a statement and the queen. but this was done last-minute. it's very much prince william's style. he likes to keep us on our toes. >> he does a good job of that. and good for him for doing that. i love hearing about how he called his dear brother, harry, and said you're going to have a sister. and he said he always wanted a sister. what does this mean for prince harry going forward, katie? >> well, everyone's asking me is prince harry going to be next? is the spotlight on him next? he's single at the moment. he's back in touch with chelsy davy. we're going to see him support william and kate. when he split up with chelsy, it was kate on the phone with him. i think a great friendship. >> i think that's the case. katie nicholl, thank you for your insight and the latest. we'll be talking to you in the
months ahead. have a good day. >> robin, thanks. another developing story in britain this morning. nothing to do with the royals. this one is critical to the global economy. this morning, the british government offered to help ireland dig out from its debt crisis. the irish government refused a bailout from the european union. there's growing concern that ireland cannot pay its bills. that would trigger another crisis around the world. experts believe the greek crisis earlier this year is one of the reasons our economy isn't stronger this year. there's stunning and sad news out of hollywood. one of the prominent publicists to the stars, ronni chasen, was murdered. shot behind the wheel of her mercedes in beverly hills. mike von fremd is in beverly hills. mike, we know it happened early tuesday morning, as chasen was driving home from the new cher movie, "burlesque." >> reporter: that's right, george. this is the spot she crashed her
car. ronni chasen was a powerhouse publicist. and police are baffled. the hollywood community is horrified that one of its own was apparently gunned down in the streets, in what is supposed to be the safe, affluent community of beverly hills. the invitation-only premiere of the movie "burlesque," was 64-year-old ronni chasen's last walk down the red carpet. that's her in the black jacket. she was one of hollywood's elite. famous for promoting movies and actors, such as morgan freeman in "driving miss daisy." michael douglas in "wall street 2." and "slumdoug millionaire." as she was driving home after the premiere and party, her black mercedes were found smashed into a light pole. five bullet wounds in her chest. chasen was rushed to the hospital, where she died in less than an hour. >> we don't have crimes like this in the city of beverly
hills. it is a surprise to us. we have numerous investigators at the scene. we don't have a motive at the time. we don't have a suspect information. >> reporter: employees say chasen called the office from her cell phone at 12:22 a.m., six minutes before she was shot. leaving a to-do list for the following day on an answering machine. police are sifting through the computers chasen kept in her office. fellow publicist, michael levine, is calling on all of hollywood, to raise $25,000 to help bring the attacker to justice. >> it is like losing a family member. and she had a particularly close relationship. she was also a close friend to so many clients. she had a very strong -- this was her entire life. >> reporter: now, ronni chasen seems to be one of the few here who had virtually no enemies. her competitors have rallied to tell everyone she was a class act, which makes this tragedy even more painful and mysterious. george? >> it sure is, mike. a real head-scratcher.
let's go to sam with the weather. >> hey, george. we're going to start with these 83 severe weather reports, from the carolinas over to maine overnight. the storms are racing. this is out of trenton. the winds 55 miles per hour, at least flipped over planes at the airport. 80-mile-per-hour winds near baltimore. a suspected tornado there, as well. this has been a rough morning. now, the storms will completely clear the boston cape area and work their way up toward maine. after that, much-drier air. but a very windy day. most places in the northeast will keep winds at 50 miles per hour. gorgeous in the southwest. we'll talk more about that later.
quite a different picture of this morning than we had 24 hours ago. we have a beautiful sunrise with mostly sunny skies today. this camera is shaking because the winds are already increasing. it will be a very gusty day today. 54 degrees in chevy chase. we have wind advisory from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. which means wind gusts 30-50 miles per hour. sonny and mid-6 more weather in the next half hour. top stories will be the gusty winds in the northeast. and a brand-new system in the northwest. robin? >> sam, thank you. retailers everywhere are getting ready to flood the market with royal engagement memorabilia. >> look at the swans. william and kate. we'll be showing you some of these for the rest of the
morning. also coming up, the two, most important women in prince william's life. diana and kate. the tale of two princesses coming up. pop diva, rihanna will be live in our last half hour. and brandy got voted off "dancing with the stars" last night. she'll be here live. >> with maks. [ female announcer ] keurig has over 200 varieties
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local update. let's get started by letting you know that arundel middle school is closed today due to weather- related issues. let's check on the morning commute. we have a multi-car crash on 270 southbound of this morning. it was only the shoulder getting by after montrose road. let's check out the live picture of the 270 trap southbound. you can see what is left of the crash but those delays began back on germantown -- in germantown. yesterday evening, there was an action of the dulles toll road. a vehicle hit the overpass. repairs are complete and the lanes are open. allow yourself extra time out of a reston. the careful coming out of the neighborhood with treat debris and power outages. it will be a gusty day to day when the advisory kicks in at 9:00 and lasts until 4:00 p.m. with a lot of sunshine and
temperatures are mild right now in the mid 50's. we are near the average afternoon high temperature. it will be near 60 this afternoon and wind gusts will be the 30-50 miles per hour. tomorrow will be cooler with added clouds and typical november temperatures in -- on the weekend the severe storms that move through our area left behind plenty of damage. there was damage to this aj wright store in northeast d.c. homes are damaged and power was knocked out. we will be back with another update at 7:56. for continuous news coverage, update at 7:56. for continuous news coverage,
♪ final field is set for "dancing with the stars." brandy and maks will not be there. even bristol palin was surprised when the announcement was made last night. how do brandy and maks feel about it? they are live here to tell us this morning. >> they had to do the encore dance before the show yesterday. >> it was a surprise. good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> i'm robin roberts. and also this morning, the fda could act on that controversial energy drink that mixes alcohol and caffeine. are they responsible for this student accidentally taking his life? his parents say yes.
>> they were trying to get ahead of it. taking the caffeine out of their drink. more on that ahead. also, rihanna. she will be here live this morning. part of our fall concert series. >> she will be part of our last half hour. but this half hour, seeing kate middleton, it's not hard to think about the woman that stood in her place, princess diana. but the differences between the two, means kate's fairy tale wedding will have the happy ending in marriage, that diana's did not. jim sciutto is outside buckingham palace with more. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the differences started on the engagement day. prince charles proposed to prison decemb princess diana. and it was william who confessed to having nerves. he was like any other guy. and many of us have been there, hoping for a yes. both were at the center of the spotlight.
loved by the public. sometimes hounded by it. but diana and kate got their start as two very different princesses. one a shy, 19-year-old kindergarten teacher. the other, a confident 28-year-old college grad and one-time professional. both wore blue on their engagement day. kate's high fashion. diana's less so. and their appearance as husband and wife-to-be, william and kate, nine years in the relationship. rift with romance and humor. >> a true romantic. >> it's easy to be with each other. it's fun. and i'm also extremely funny. and she loves that. it's good. >> speak for yourself. >> but diana and charles, struggled. >> so, are you in love? >> of course. >> what does in love mean? >> the range of someone at 19, to make the transition? >> it is rough. i'll know in six months.
next charles and i can't go. >> i don't know what i'm sort of -- i don't know, the ropes. william will teach me. but i'm willing to learn quickly and watch. >> she is trusted by the family, in a way that diana didn't manage in 20 years of marriage. >> reporter: but diana loomed large over the couple's big announcement. william gave kate his mother's engagement ring, his way of keeping his mother close. >> i think that kate has a very hard road to ho, as we say in the countryside of england. everything she does will be in the shadow of diana. >> no one is trying to fill my mother's shoes. what she did was fantastic. it's about her own destiny. and kate will do a good job of that. >> i feel i can make a difference, even in the smallest way. i'm looking forward to helping
as much as i can. >> reporter: they've already been asked the baby question. both of them saying they want to focus on the wedding for now. but they do want a family. just so you know, the palace officially announced diana's pregnancy with william less than five months after their wedding day. so, george and robin, it is not a question they can avoid for long. >> all right, jim. thank you very much. and back with us again this morning is tina brown. she knows all things royal. she wrote a book on william's mother, "the diana chronicles." and "the daily beast." and "newsweek." you had a busy day yesterday. we heard jim talking about the prospects of a baby. and you talked about it differently. saying how important it is soon. >> yes, indeed. breeding up a storm is what she has to do. there are twins in kate's pedigree. there are twins back there in that background of hers. she's so efficient, she might deliver the heir and the spare at once. >> the first one out is the
heir? >> whoever gets there by one second. that would be a really nice, you know, royal dynamic, to see that being fought out in the circular. >> you're so interesting on the differences between diana and kate. you write your article in "the daily beast" this morning talking about it. and you say that kate is not a wounded soul. >> she's not a wounded soul. people are deceived by prince william's debonair, urbane pu persona. he's been through hell. all the years he can remember are terrible tears. he is a wounded man. kate is not. kate is solid. she is together. she is organized. and you saw a flash of that dynamic when he said in the interview, he was a terrible cook and burns all the food. and fortunately, she always moves in and takes over. as he put it. >> and the wishes moment, as well. talking about the poster on his
wall. >> it was great. you see she is a very solid girl. a little older than william. and she shows a kind of solidarity that he desperately needs. >> and you wrote brilliantly about how she was put through the paces a little bit in this long courtship, to prepare her for this moment. >> almost like william has a military, sort of training that she did. they were so afraid, the royal family, of another diana. they kept putting it off. they kept putting it off. the queen wanted to know for sure. it will be charles between. but she will be the queen of england. she has to be able to do it. you can't get that wrong. and they got it wrong before. and for 20 years, 30 years, really, they've seen that cage being rattled and rattled by the spirit of a poltergeist that's diana. >> you said they got it wrong, tina. what do you mean by that? princess diana was who she was. >> i'm talking in their terms.
in the public terms, they got it so right, it didn't go well for the royals. it was an unhappy marriage. the public worshiped diana. personally, it didn't work at all. >> i was talking to tom bradby in our last half hour. he did the interview. and he all but guarantees they will never get divorced. and he thinks they talked about that before getting engaged. >> i would be astounded if they get divorced. kate has shown something really key. she has never embarrassed william. she's never embarrassed the royal family. when you think about embarrassing, the royal family has been to each other. with fergie's antics and stuff happening with people being taped. all of the things that's happened in the last 20 or 30 years. diana's huge, kind of -- the drama it became for the royal family. kate's not going to do that. she understands, almost by being nonaristocratic, by being nonroyal, she's had to work harder for the job. she was able to do the stuff that really, people in a sense,
with more devil-may-care backgrounds, won't do. she's following the cloth in that regard. >> you ended your piece today by talking about how prince william, he gets it. and realizes that people -- the palace was trying, as you wrote, forget diana and what happened. and this was his way of bringing her back in the forefront, to have the wedding in 2011. >> he is a very determined guy. everyone i know who knows william, says he's stubborn and determined. he was determined to own this date. if there was leaking, he would change the date. he wanted this to be his day, his thing. you know, he wanted -- he's not going to have diana erased. he wants to really bring her back. but the royals, the impulse has been no memories of diana. we don't want any of that. that's all done. there's too much trouble here. the monarchy rattled. william will sort of rehab
diana's role inside the royal family, as opposed to being the people's princess, which is what we see and love. >> tina brown, thanks very much. >> thank you. let's go to juju and the morning's news. hey, juju. >> hey, george and robin. good morning, everyone. despite losing control of the house on election night, outgoing speaker nancy pelosi is expected to keep her job as that chamber's top democrat. she emerged with enough support to win today's vote for minority leader. another formerly powerful democrat, congressman charlie rangel, is facing a formal reprimand or censure, after he was convicted tuesday on 11 ethics charges. expulsion from the house is considered unlikely. and the cholera epidemic in haiti has spread to the dominican republic, reporting its first case of the disease. more than 1,000 people have died in haiti. and violence aimed at u.s. troops is hurting relief efforts. some aid flights have been canceled. now, have you seen the new, former vice president?
an obviously thinner dick cheney was all the talk after his first public appearance with george bush since leaving office. it was at the ground-breaking for the bush presidential library. cheney dropped the weight after heart surgery over the summer. and he says, he is planning to keep it off. that's a quick look at the news headlines. it's 7:39. >> we were staring at the video. >> he shrunk. >> good for him, though. it will really help him, with his health concerns. thanks, juju. here we go. there he is, again. you know who looks equally as dapper and looking very fit these days? sam champion. >> good morning, robin, george, juju. let's get to the pictures. we had a big line of storms that move up the northeast corridor. we have pictures -- do we have them? yeah. the trees down in new jersey. this is scotch plains, new jersey. everybody from baltimore, a possible tornado. 80-mile-per-hour winds there. all the way up through these trees down. and gusty winds coming in behind it. skies are clear in new york city.
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the maker of four loko announced overnight it will be taking the caffeine out of its alcoholic drinks that have been causing so much trouble on college campuses. one step ahead of the food and drug administration, which would act to ban the drinks. andrea canning talks to one family in florida who says four loko killed their son. good morning, andrea. >> reporter: the new developments is what the family has been fighting for. police say dozens of students have been sent to the hospital from these drinks. but this family's case is unique. their suing the makers of four loko, claiming the alcohol and caffeine combination caused their son, a sophomore at florida state, to become so manic and erratic, he accidentally shot himself. it's the one-two punch hitting college campuses everywhere. >> it's really that. it's sick. >> reporter: four states have banned them. and new york senator chuck schumer's office reports the fda is set to rule they are unsafe. and will effectively be banned across the country.
the makers of four loko maintain their product is safe. but tells abc news, they are removing the caffeine, quote, after trying to unsuccessfully navigate a politically-charged regulatory environment at the state and local level. it's a bittersweet victory for joe and vicki kiran. >> i miss him more and more every day. i wish he would e-mail me. i wish he was coming home for thanksgiving. >> reporter: an september 17th, they claim the actions of their son, jason, were completely out of character. his roommates say after partying for 30 hours-straight, wired on caffeine and drunk from the alcohol, he accidentally shot himself in the head. explain why you started looking into things on your own. >> this word was coming in the conversation with the different roommates called four loko. i started finding these bizarre stories of kidding all over the country that had drank this. and then, started this crazy behavior. >> reporter: they say jason, who
was under age, drank at least three cans of four loko, the equivalent of 18 light beers and 6 cups of coffee. do you think jason needs to shoulder some of the blame for drinking under age? >> we did not condone drinking. society has turned a blind eye to that, in allowing kids to buy liquor under age. but to lose a kid suddenly like this, to a product, in my opinion, should have a skull and cross bones on it and sit beside rot poison on the shelf. >> reporter: the makers of fore loco had no xent on the keirans' lawsuit. they say they their product is for adults only. the keirans are suing to get the message out that all the drinks need to be banned. >> we'll see how far the fda goes today. andrea canning, thanks very much. when we come back, she's at the top of the charts and the star of our fall concert series.
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abc 7 news update. >> good morning, 7:56 is your time. i am scott thuman with your local update. there is lots happening on the highway and most of it is coming out of the neighborhood this morning. we are not so worried about beltway travel. they are saturated but coming out of your neighborhood, watch out for storm debris and tree
limbs. we have many areas where there was power outages. some of the traffic signals may be affected. once you get out of the neighborhood, let me take it to traffic on 270 southbound with delays from father hurley boulevard. we will go over to adam caskey and the weather center. get ready for the wind today. goodbye to the remaining leaves on the trees. it will be gusty today with a lot of sunshine and some added clouds to the west. temperatures are in the 50's. we have a wind advisory from 9:00 and will last until 4:00 p.m. for the vast majority of our region. we can expect wind gusts between 30 and 50 miles per
hour. it will be sunny and mild otherwise and it will be cooler the next couple of days. people across the region are cleaning up after last night's severe what thunderstorms. this is the scene along george mason drive in arlington for the storm there knocked down trees and power lines for the street is closed now. we will have another update at 8:27.
♪ hey, baby oh, boy. good morning, everyone. we're just -- they make a stunning couple. >> boy, they sure are. >> absolutely do. >> there is some polish. but kate will become more polished to be queen catherine. >> can you prepare for something like that? it's a daunting prospect. we'll look at how you prep to be a royal. and they came so close. but brandy and her partner,
maks, will not be a part of "dancing with the stars'" final. the crew here is booing and hissing. did you see reaction from people? >> there they are. they're being good sports. bristol did a double-take. derek hough did a double-take. we'll talk to them coming up. also, we'll have "people's" sexiest man alive. i turned it down. >> we will reveal who it is. good one, george. and still to come, the most important day of our 50 and fierce series. our a-list health team, including dr. oz and tennis legend, martina navratilova. they give us excellent advice on being 50 and fit. we talked about emotional parts of it. and dr. besser said there's certain health tests you should take. >> i've been working harder. >> have you seen i'm improve? february will be here before you know it. >> it will be here soon.
also, what will be here before you know it, rihanna. she is taking center stage in our fall concert series. we have an excited crowd. let's start with the wedding that the world is waiting for. prince william, kate middleton, expected to tie the knot some time next year. all eyes on the 28-year-old woman who will become a princess. bianna golodryga is back at buckingham palace with more on this. good morning, bianna. >> reporter: good morning, robin and george. kate middleton is now a princess in training. it took diana 4 1/2 months to learn to get the skills down pat. we also know that kate middleton had at least eight years to start learning how to be a princess. ♪ her story reads like every little girl's fantasy. growing up to be a real princess. the actual role is so rare, that we assume there must be a special etiquette class, like in the movie, "the princess
diaries." >> princesses never cross their legs in public. why don't you just tuck one ankle behind the other. and place the hands gracefully on the knees. >> in film and plays, you see this wonderful protocol instruction, where a butler or a lady in waiting teaches the new recruit how to be royal. none of that exists. it's a total myth. >> reporter: so, with no official instruction, the fantasy might make for a tricky reality. >> i'm not daunted by the responsibilities that that role creates. it was a challenge. it is a challenge. >> i'm not saying that i don't appreciate everything. this life is something new. >> reporter: something kate is already aware of. first, modern-day princesses must prove they can handle pressures from paparazzi. >> this is really the introduction of kate to a new royal and public life. >> reporter: but compared to
diana, kate has had years to adjust to being in the public eye. >> prince william has seen her work with the paparazzi. he's seen her cope with the attention. >> reporter: but a perfect pris princess must know that while the spotlight is blinding, the real role is in the shadow, taking cues from her royal hubby. >> william's a great teacher. hopefully, he'll be able to help me along the way. spending my time with william. >> reporter: but to really perfect the role. >> as a future royal bride, as a princess in waiting, they probably won't waste much time in starting a family. >> reporter: let's be real. the focus really is on what kate will be wearing and whether or not it will be a british designer. there's a lot of pressure that she does pick a british designer to design her wedding gown. robin, i have to say, when it
comes for training for a princess, she will have a lot of people around her to help boost that role that she's going to have. >> i'm sure that she will. bianna, thank you very much. joining us for more on kate middleton's path to becoming a princess, buyinger if and royal historian, robert lacey. it's not like in the movies? >> unfortunately not. to be serious, the world knows two of them. what went wrong with diana was she wasn't the support for charles. charles wasn't the support for her. and what we've seen with this eight-year courtship that we call living together, to be honest, is they've been getting to know each other. i think what was striking about the interviews we've been watching, is how they make fun of each other all the time. they're really at ease as a couple. >> and reassuring each other. she's put her hand on his knee when she's nervous and vice
versa. you can tell they support one another unconditionally. >> when it got sticky and she was not sure what more she could say about diana, he cut in. and he had something to say. let's not forget, either, she's actually a bit older than him. >> just a wee bit. just a little bit. but that's part of the waiting that they're both very mature. >> to break in. i thought the contrast in the interviews between diana and this poised, but not pretentious woman, was striking. here we are, the pundits, saying it's going to last. >> everyone seems to be saying that. we all do hope that. a few more specifics here. she already has a security detail, once the announcement is made? >> yes. from the moment -- it's like when we have our change of government recently. the prime minister, when he went to buckingham palace, had his security detail. when he left, he had nothing.
not like your ex-presidents, who have more when they leave. she has guards to keep the paparazzi at bay. >> and talking about the paparazzi. you cannot be prepared for the amount of press they're receiving. >> no. i mean, i thought anybody who watched that press conference had to be blinded by that barrage of lights, shattering them. indeed, at one point, someone tried to intervene, one of the press aides, to stop it. and they -- >> look at that. >> they kept on going. look at the woman and him. they had their breakup. >> sure. >> they come back together. she was very candid in the interview about how upset she was. one things we learned about in that interview, he got rid of her. she didn't like it. she couldn't cope with it. and in ways we may never discover, she won him back. >> left some things between the two of them should be left between the two of them. but she has faced criticism. and some has been that she hasn't done a lot of work since
leaving school. and she will become, of course, involved with charities. we don't know what her passions and interests are, do we? >> if she got involved with charities in a high-profile way, she would also be criticized. she's been working at her parents' mail-order company. it's made her parents very rich. when it comes to a job, she clearly sees her job as being william's consort and support and princess and queen in the future. >> it's a job that she is prepared for and wants. you can tell. i know you're going to be busy in the coming months. >> our prime minister has a happiness index. it zoomed overnight. we're looking forward to you joining us. >> we'll do that. thank you, robert. let's get to the other top stories of the day. to juju at the newsdesk. >> good morning, everyone. we're going to turn to washington, where senate democrats are scrambling to save one of president obama's top
priorities. a nuclear arms treaty with russia. the treaty was dealt a serious blow tuesday, when a key republican, senator kyl, of arizona, said he wanted to push the vote to next year, when it would require more republicans to support for it to pass. despite the backlash over new airport security screening, the head of the tsa is not backing down. testifying on capitol hill, john pistoll said passengers who refuse full-body scans won't be allowed on planes. pistoll faces more questions from senators today. a reality tv show producer accused of killing his wife in mexico plans to fight extradition as he heads to court today. bruce beresford-redman was aryan rained on tuesday. witnesses at the resort said they heard screams for help coming from the couple's room. we heard about the sapphire engagement ring on kate
middleton's finger. but let's give this jewel its due. this pink diamond sold at auction on tuesday for $46 million. and that's the news at 8:09. time for the weather and sam champion. sam, for the record, i love the hair style. good morning to you. >> okay. juju, we should have known. this is a giant crowd because rihanna's here. i didn't hear the last words. i'm guessing. 25 carats is about knuckle-to-knuckle is about that size. >> about this big. i was commenting on your fabulous hair cut, sam. i love the new hair cut. >> thank you, juju. it's so much easier. low-maintenance. good morning, everybody. [ cheers ] overland park, kansas. am i right with that, ladies? >> yes. >> scarsdale. can i get a hello from you, ladies? let's get to the boards. we'll start with a shot on cvb
in boston. this is one of the last areas to get out of the rain. cold, gusty winds behind it. there will be strong wind gusts out. 24 miles per hour right now in the new york city area. in the northwest, a brand-new system brings rain and gusty wind there's. we have bright sunshine over had this morning which is a contrast from yesterday. notice the clouds off to the west and the northwest for it we will have a mixture of sun and clouds and we are in the 50's. 65 degrees in chevy chase. we have a wind advisory at 9:00 until 4:00 and we can expect wind gusts from 30-50 miles per hour.
george, we're in here wall-to-wall. it would take a shoehorn to get another person to see rihanna. more viewers watched "dancing with the stars" on monday night. and when the results were announced last night, here's what happened. >> the couple with the lowest combined total of judges' scores and fewer votes is -- brandy and maks. which means kyle and lacy and jennifer and derek will face off against bristol and mark for the trophy. >> good morning, guys. bristol looked surprised. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> derek looked really shocked. you guys must have been shocked. >> well, yeah. >> yeah. >> a little. >> a lot. >> you know, brandy, last night, you called it the best
rollercoaster you've ever been on. you still feel that way this morning? >> i definitely feel that way. this has been the best show for me and for maks, to reawaken a confidence that i thought was gone. i've won back myself. i'm very thankful for that. >> that is great to hear. maks, i can see it in your face. you get a perfect score. you're called back for the encore dance and still voted off. are you frustrated? >> no. i'm not frustrated. i'm -- that waltz deserved a perfect score. it is what it is. people vote. that's the beauty of our show. it's also the downer, a little bit. i think i'm just not a very good "dancing with the stars" professional, for this particular reason. i'm a trained ballroom dancer.
trained with the idea of, like a racer. you come. you cross the finish line first, you win. in this case, you cross the finish line first, and somebody barely finishes. and you get a tie because they showed heart. it's kind of difficult for me to deal with. >> that is an interesting way of putting it. brandy, you talked about your relationship with maks and what you learned from it. it really did seem that you all had something special going on. i want to show a clip from earlier in the season. >> i trust you. with all my heart. >> i trust you, too. >> you look surprised there, brandy. what else did you learn from maks? >> i just learned to believe in myself. and to just live in the moment. that's what he taught me. you know? when i first started, i was so worried. and i was in my head. and i was antsy and anxious.
he was like, live in the moment. believe you've got this. and that's what i take. >> what about the hip action? come on, man. >> that, too. you taught me how to dance. hey, buddy. >> look at that kick. look at that kick. >> weighing in on this debate about bristol palin? do you think she deserves to be in the final? >> i think everybody deserves to be in the final. if we're going to be honest, i think adriana deserves to be in the final with tony. and i think rick fox deserves to be in the final. florence henderson, of all of us, deserves to be in the final. she was the oldest. and at her age, i wish to move like that. it's a matter of opinion. and, you know, i'm glad that there's a show on tv that allows people to express their opinion. my only concern is, when choosing somebody, you know, as a champion, when you pick up the
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are you ready to find out who "people" magazine has selected as this year's sexiest man alive? kim kardashian, a host of tonight's special, takes a look. >> the sexiest man alive issue is one of the most successful franchises in "people" magazine's history. the story began 25 years ago, when heartthrob mel gibson turned an ordinary business meeting into something much steamier.
>> people loved mel gibson at the moment. and someone jokingly, blurts out, the sexiest man alive. he was hot at the moment. and women love the guy. so, we did it. and it sold really, really well. >> reporter: the issue sold almost 2 million copies. and would morph into a pop culture phenomenon. >> whose movie did you see? whose television show did you watch? we try to reflect that. >> reporter: some men take pride in their nominations. but for harry hamlin, it was all a little embarrassing. >> i went, oh, no. >> reporter: but what about this year's sexiest man alive? we went out to the streets to find out who fans thought deserved this honor. who is your choice for this year's sexiest man alive? >> ryan reynolds and johnny depp. >> leonardo dicaprio.
>> ryan reynolds. >> reporter: lots of votes for johnny depp and ryan reynolds. today, "people" magazine's sexiest nod goes to ryan reynolds. >> to describe george clooney, i would use dreamy. it's humbling. >> i like the reaction in the studio. to join us to talk about the special and the issue of the sexiest man alive. alexis choo. so, ryan. >> how does he look? >> pretty sexy. >> inside, there's more of that. >> i'm sure there was. what was it about him? >> three words. sense of humor. everyone wants someone who makes them laugh. i interviewed him. he's hilarious. he's smart. and have you seen him with his shirt off? >> in the movies. >> all this went into our decision. >> well, he gets thumbs up all the way around here in the
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let's get a look at the back up that begins from a 95 around 2 georgia ave. bright sunshine right now especially cross the metro area. this shot shows mid-level scattered clouds moving overhead. that is looking east and this is looking west and you can see the clouds coming in from the west. added cloud cover over the mountains and kuehler, 50 in berkeley springs but 51 in manassas. we have wind advisory from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.. we can expect when guests from 30-50 miles per hour. mostly sunny and it will be mild. the high temperatures will be in the mid 60's per it will be cooler the next couple of days. one more weather-related note -- arundel middle school is
♪ baby, baby, baby her number one song, "what's my name?" she will be here live, performing from her brand-new cd, in our fall concert event. >> has all the leaves on the studio floor right there. the fall concert series. did you know, george, if you take steps now to be healthier, when you turn 50, within three months, you can see a real change. >> three months? >> three months. and it lets you live a longer life. >> i have just about that much
to go. >> you do. we have zeroing in on the big 5-0. we've asked experts, asked them all. including tennis great, martina navratilova. got on the court with her and schooled her. the best ways to be 50 and fit. >> that looks like fun. we'll start with the weather and sam. hey, sam. >> hey, george. we're not even side stage. we're practically on the stage. on the stage performing with rihanna. look. the band's right there. never -- [ cheers and applause ] never before -- wait. is rihanna coming out now? she's coming out right now. crazy. that's why i love this show. that's why -- rihanna just walked out on stage. that's why i love this show. we're not done decorating the stage with the flowers. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on here's what's happening. we're going to start with the cold air.
anywhere from 18 to 28 degrees, making that run across the line to 30s in st. louis. that's where the cold air starts. it's okay. it's okay, rihanna. it's fine. temperatures are in the mid 50's but we have a win that buys three from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.. that means gusts from 50 -- 30- 50 miles per hour. we have a lot of such a we're getting ready. we're getting ready. robin? george? >> crazy scene down there. we'll be joining you soon, sam. thanks. the series "50 and fierce" has been a blessing. so many of you has sent us great messages and great advice. we talked about how to face the a 5-0, emotionally. now, how about physically?
what does today's 50-year-old need to stay healthy and feel great? i decided to find out for myself. >> by the time you turn age 50, 70% of how you age is lifestyle. >> ready. go. >> reporter: this year, i started doing yoga. >> take a healing breath in. and a calming breath out. >> i tried to be health-conscious. now that i'm turning 50, it's time to tweak my routine more. i can't stand doing push-ups. we checked in with a trio of experts, to see if they could teach me a thing or two about health and longevity. >> everybody out there is turning 50. you and i this year. it's a nice wake-up call to realize that we control our destiny more than any other generation ever has controlled their destiny. >> reporter: a huge part of controlling one's destiny, making smart food choices. >> when people turn 50, they come into my office saying, hey. hook me up with vitamins. they'll spend all this money doing was these things where,
really, the cornerstone, the beginning, the foundation, comes from the food that we eat. you can think of these as your supplements. >> all right. >> and they're cheaper. >> i love that. give us five, key foods for 50. fiber and omega three in the morning. dark chocolate. broccoli, broccoli sprouts to spruce up the meals. the anti-inflammatory, ginger. and omega 3s to keep you shining and boosting energy. >> reporter: an energy booster was exactly what i needed. my next stop was the courts with martina navratilova. and now, fitness ambassador. >> come on. move those legs. i know you're over 50. but really. oh, good get. >> reporter: my tennis game may not have been a winner. but i still got a prize. my aarp card. >> you're looking fabulous. 50 is the new what?
25? >> reporter: 35. >> 35 is good enough. >> reporter: my tennis lesson was tougher than i expected. i wanted to know if i should change my game. your workout routine, should it be more distance running? >> i started getting diligent about pullups, situps and ensuring that i wouldn't be frail. >> reporter: how much can you improve your life at the age of 50? >> with the average american that changes their lifestyle at age 50, within three months, within three months, there's measurable differences in their life expectancy. >> love yoga. dr. richard besser is a part of our dream team of experts. and part of the 50 club. >> that's right. >> you talked about it a lot and the things you had to change. let's start with exercise. what do you do? >> it's never too late to start exercise. people get overwhelmed by the thought of beginning. talk to your doctor about how fast and if there's any
restrictions. your goal is to do 2 1/2 hours in a week. but you can break that down into ten-minute blocks and build up to that. as mehmet was saying, resistance training becomes important in terms of building strong bones. >> you talked about, there's certain tests and medical procedures you should go through when you hit that magic age. >> at 50, there's numbers and tests you should pay attention to. the first is your bmi, your body/mass index. pay attention to belly fat. belly fat is a big risk factor. cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, those will put you at risk for diabetes and stroke. you should know those. in addition, there's tests you should be having done. if you haven't done them yet, start now. colon cancer screening for everybody. mom grams to women. and men should be talking to their doctors about prostate cancer screening. >> as you said, talk to your doctor. thanksgiving is a special day you want to share with us. what is that? >> the surgeon general has called that national family
history today. you're getting together. you're celebrating. you should gather information. at 50, that's when your family history will catch up with you. >> pass the turkey and tell me about the family history at the same time? >> that's right. so few people have that. if you go on to twitter at dr. richard besser, i'll tell you about this. >> tweet this man. he will give you the info. thank you, rich. for a checklist of the medical tests that men and women should take, go to abcnews.com/gma. you also get information on creating your own family history. we're going to continue to learn more about being our best, at this point in our lives. next, the wait is over. rihanna. she's live downstairs. come on back.
♪ you're going to make me feel rihanna has sold more than 15 million albums around the world. her new album is called "loud." she's taking the stage with the first single from that album. please welcome rihanna, singing "only girl." ♪ la la la la la la la la ♪ ♪ la la la la la la la la ♪ ♪ i want you to love me
like i'm a hot prize ♪ ♪ keep thinkin' of me doin' what you like ♪ ♪ so, boy, forget about the world ♪ ♪ 'cause it's gon' be me and you ♪ ♪ tonight i wanna make your bed for ya ♪ ♪ then i'ma make you swallow your pride ♪ ♪ want you to make me feel like i'm the only girl in the world ♪ ♪ like i'm the only one that you'll ever love ♪ ♪ like i'm the only one who knows your heart ♪ ♪ only girl in the world like i'm the only one ♪ ♪ that's in command 'cause i'm the only one ♪ ♪ who understands how to make you feel like a man ♪ ♪ want you to make me feel like i'm the only girl in the world ♪ ♪ like i'm the only one that you'll ever love ♪ ♪ like i'm the only one who knows your heart ♪ ♪ only one ♪ want you to take me
like a thief in the night ♪ ♪ hold me like a pillow make me feel right ♪ ♪ baby, i'll tell you all my secrets that i'm keepin' ♪ ♪ you can come inside and when you enter ♪ ♪ you ain't leavin' be my prisoner for the night ♪ ♪ want you to make me feel like i'm the only girl in the world ♪ ♪ like i'm the only one that you'll ever love ♪ ♪ like i'm the only one who knows your heart ♪ ♪ only girl in the world like i'm the only one ♪ ♪ that's in command 'cause i'm the only one ♪ ♪ who understands like i'm the only one who ♪ ♪ knows your heart only one ♪ ♪ take me for a ride
oh, baby, take me high ♪ ♪ let me make you right oh, make it last all night ♪ ♪ take me for a ride oh, baby, take me high ♪ ♪ let me make you right oh, make it last all night ♪ ♪ want you to make me feel like i'm the only girl in the world ♪ ♪ like i'm the only one that you'll ever love ♪ ♪ like i'm the only one who knows your heart ♪ ♪ only girl in the world like i'm the only one ♪ ♪ that's in command 'cause i'm the only one ♪ ♪ who understands how to make you feel like a man ♪ ♪ only girl in the world
>> i'm doing well. >> you're trying to show me well. >> no. i'm not. >> it looks beautiful. >> thank you. you always do, too. and i love your new music. it's going back to some of your pop roots, isn't it? >> definitely. as well as my west indian roots, as well. [ cheers ] >> they got up bright and early to be here with you. you are nonstop. just out on this incredible, international tour. just fans like this coming out all the time. you enjoy your music. you enjoy your work. you don't want to slow down. >> i love making music. and i feel like as a musician, there's no reason to stop unless you really want to. there's no rule that says you have to take breaks between albums. we're here to make music. and the fans want music. >> you put it out because this is your fifth studio album, which is great. that's a lot of work, though, isn't it? >> yeah. it sounds crazy when you say it like that. >> mm-hmm. >> it happened quickly. we did a lot of work in very little time.
it's exciting. >> it also, each one is so different. it shares where you were in your life. >> definitely. definitely. and i feel like my fans can grow with me because they always exude the energy in the place that i'm in at that moment, every time i make an album. [ cheers ] >> and you really -- you feed off of this. you are so generous. you're so kind with the people that come out and watch you. but stay back. stay back. tell us about this number one hit that you're going to sing for us. >> it's called "what's my name?" i love this record. it's flirty and sassy. and connected to my west india roots. i'm excited that america loves it so much. >> we do. are you all ready to hear it? [ cheers and applause ] number one hit song in the country off our new album
"loud," in stores now. here's rihanna, "what's my name?" ♪ ooh na na what's my name? ♪ ♪ ooh na na what's my name? ♪ ♪ ooh na na what's my name? ♪ ♪ ooh na na what's my name? ♪ ♪ ooh na na what's my name? ♪ ♪ what's my name? what's my name? ♪ ♪ don't try to make me want it before you stay up on it ♪ ♪ you have the confidence that keeps me so apparent ♪ ♪ baby you're a talent ♪ hey, boy
♪ not everybody knows how to work my body ♪ ♪ knows how to make me want it ♪ ♪ but, boy you stay up on it ♪ ♪ hey, boy, i really wanna see if you can go downtown ♪ ♪ with a girl like me hey, boy, i really ♪ ♪ wanna be with you cause you just my type ♪ ♪ ooh na na na na i need a boy to take it over ♪ ♪ looking for a guy to put in work, uh ♪ ♪ oooooh, oooooh ♪ ooh na na what's my name? ♪ ♪ ooh na na what's my name? ♪ ♪ ooh na na what's my name? ♪ ♪ what's my name? what's my name? ♪ ♪ baby, you got me and ain't nowhere that i'd be ♪ ♪ than with your arms around me back and forth you rock me ♪ ♪ so, i surrender to every word you whisper ♪ ♪ every door you enter i will let you in ♪ ♪ hey, boy, i really wanna see if you can go downtown ♪ ♪ with a girl like me hey, boy, i really ♪
♪ wanna be with you cause you just my type ♪ ♪ ooh na na na na i need a boy to take it over ♪ ♪ looking for a guy to put in work, uh ♪ ♪ oooooh, oooooh ♪ you're so amazing you took the time ♪ ♪ to figure me out that's why you take me ♪ ♪ way past the point of turning me on ♪ ♪ you 'bout to break me i swear ♪ ♪ you got me losing my mind ♪ ooh na na what's my name? ♪ ♪ ooh na na what's my name? ♪ ♪ ooh na na what's my name? ♪ ♪ ooh na na what's my name? ♪ ♪ ooh na na what's my name? ♪ ♪ what's my name? what's my name? ♪ ♪ hey, boy, i really wanna see if you can go downtown ♪ ♪ with a girl like me hey, boy, i really ♪ ♪ wanna be with you cause you just my type ♪
♪ ooh na na na na i need a boy to take it over ♪ ♪ looking for a guy to put in work, uh ♪ ♪ oooooh, oooooh ♪ hey, boy, i really wanna see if you can go downtown ♪ ♪ with a girl like me hey, boy, i really ♪ ♪ wanna be with you cause you just my type ♪ ♪ ooh na na na na i need a boy to take it over ♪ ♪ looking for a guy to put in work, uh ♪ ♪ oooooh, oooooh ♪ oooooh, oooooh ♪ oooooh, oooooh [ cheers and applause ]
she saw these two young women. and she pulled them up on stage. rihanna navy. >> they're the two head ones. they started. and they run one of my fan sites. one of the most prominent ones, rihanna daily. and they're always supporting me, wherever i go. they always show up to give me love. >> even if it's "good morning america." >> even if it's "good morning america" at 5:00 a.m. >> they were here early. >> thank you, rihanna. >> thank you, robin. >> tomorrow, we have elisabeth hasselbeck. >> we love you, rihanna. >> we all love rihanna. have a great day. see you later. >> live and in hd, this is an
abc 7 news update. >> and good morning once again. 8:56 is your time and i am alison starling with your local update on this wednesday morning. here is a look at traffic. the list keeps growing of problems because of yesterday's storms and now the wind is picking up and it seems to be knocking down additional trees and power. be careful because now the wind seems to becoming the issue. the beltway has a delay from greenbelt to get to this connecticut avenue and then it improves. traffic was heading into boxes that fell off of a truck. here is a delay that begins before father hurley boulevard on 270. i-395 delays are consistent to the 14th street bridge. say goodbye to the remaining
leaves on the tree today. it will be a gusty day today. scattered clouds overhead. the camera is bouncing around because of that gusty winds and 51 degrees in brunswick. we have a wide range of temperatures. our forecast for today will call for a wind advisory from 9:00 until 4:00 p.m. with gusts between 30-50 miles per hour. it will be mild, mid-60's, november-like temperatures into the weekend people across our region are cleaning up after the storm last night. this is the scene along george mason drive in arlington. the storm knocked down trees and power lines and the street is closed.